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Mount Agung continues to rumble as evacuations ramp up Mount Agung continues to rumble as evacuations ramp up
- September 27, 2017

A 12 kilometer exclusion zone has been set up around the volcano , on the northeastern side of Bali and more than 48,000 people have been evacuated. "We can meet their daily needs for the next few days", he said. A significant eruption would force the closure of Bali's worldwide airport, stranding thousands. (more...)
New US travel ban includes N Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries New US travel ban includes N Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries
- September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travellers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban . Venezuela was added Sunday to a new list of countries targeted by the U.S. ban, due to what it called poor security and a lack of cooperation with American authorities. (more...)
Wang says China always sides with peace Wang says China always sides with peace
- September 25, 2017

Reacting to Trump's assertions, North Korean leader said that remarks by "deranged" US President convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea . Tillerson said North Korea "is a case study in why nations must work to preserve and strengthen global nonproliferation norms". Most of the goods that enter North Korea come through trade with China . (more...)
N. Korea FM raises threat of H-bomb test in Pacific N. Korea FM raises threat of H-bomb test in Pacific
- September 25, 2017

General Assembly, two USA officials said. Trump also called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket man". Trump warned Kim in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States, if threatened , would "totally destroy" his country of 26 million people. (more...)
GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; John McCain deals the blow GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; John McCain deals the blow
- September 25, 2017

Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderates who joined McCain in voting down the last attempt at Senate reform , have not confirmed their position, although Collins said on Friday she was " leaning against " it. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Gov. Paul LePage joined Vice President Mike Pence in Washington Friday. Collins also said senators are continuing to change the bill as they lobby to keep it from failing, and those changes could make it hard for the Congressional Budget ... (more...)
McCain won't 'in good conscience' vote for Graham-Cassidy bill McCain won't 'in good conscience' vote for Graham-Cassidy bill
- September 25, 2017

As has been the case with previous Republican healthcare bills , the national conversation surrounding Sen. The 32 million people without health insurance could be an underestimate because it is impossible to forecast what will happen to the nation's health insurance system when it is turned into a 50 state free for all with declining funding and little regulation on insurance companies. (more...)
Iran Iran "successfully" launches ballistic missile
- September 24, 2017

Iran denies its missile development breaches the resolution and says its missiles are not created to carry nuclear weapons. Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 2,000 kilometers, state media reported Saturday. (more...)
Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum
- September 24, 2017

Spain also ported two ships in Barcelona yesterday to serve as a temporary home for the 5,000 extra police who will patrol its streets in the days before the referendum . An unusual aspect of his is that three ferries have been bringing police into the city of Barcelona en masse, and all are festooned with Looney Tunes characters , part of a promotion being run by the company that owns the ferries. (more...)
Facebook to hand over Russia-linked ads to Congress Facebook to hand over Russia-linked ads to Congress
- September 23, 2017

But Facebook still won't release them to the public. "Over the past year and a half, Facebook's business has performed well and the value of our stock has grown to the point that I can fully fund our philanthropy and retain voting control of Facebook for 20 years or more", Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post . (more...)
Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar
- September 22, 2017

The new aid funding "reflects the U.S. commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people", according to the State Department press release. No injuries were reported and police detained eight of the attackers. The State Department said that the money will be used for emergency shelter, food assistance, water, and crisis reduction, among other things. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi shouted down by DREAMers in San Francisco Nancy Pelosi shouted down by DREAMers in San Francisco
- September 22, 2017

But as Trump shifted last week to a softer approach on the young immigrants in legal limbo through no fault of their own, many of his most die-hard supporters moved right along with him - among them Arpaio, who was ousted in November by voters exhausted of his inflammatory approach. (more...)
US and N Korea skip UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons US and N Korea skip UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
- September 22, 2017

The treaty was adopted by the United Nations in July 2017. "It has the potential to prevent a nuclear arms race and an escalation of regional and bilateral tensions", he added. The bombings of Hiroshima on August 6 of that year and Nagasaki three days later ushered in the nuclear era. As well as prohibiting nuclear weapons, the treaty also requires the provision of aid to victims and environmental remediation. (more...)
Egypt's El-Sisi Meets with US Jewish Leaders, Netanyahu Egypt's El-Sisi Meets with US Jewish Leaders, Netanyahu
- September 22, 2017

Netanyahu's office said the 90 minute meeting included a discussion about a range of regional issues and that al-Sissi expressed his desire to support Israeli-Palestinian regional peace efforts. But that relationship has been tested since the July 2013 overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and the subsequent bloody crackdown on Morsi's supporters. (more...)
France's Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal France's Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal
- September 21, 2017

Trump told reporters: "I have decided". He quickly followed the criticism with an acknowledgment that Trump's fears were not completely irrational. The last time the United States had any sort of military parade was in 1991. He railed against North Korean President Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission". "Multilateralism must do everything to avoid war". The move would "yield no results for the U.S., but at the same time it will generally decrease and cut away and chip ... (more...)
Russian 'Alligator' helicopter accidentally shot at bystanders during war games Russian 'Alligator' helicopter accidentally shot at bystanders during war games
- September 20, 2017

It said the accident happened Sunday or Monday, and that the video was provided by an unidentified witness. The report says that the Russian military said that two attack helicopters simulated aerial reconnaissance and close air support missions during when this incident took place. (more...)
Mexico natural disaster: Photos, videos show wrath of 7.1 quake Mexico natural disaster: Photos, videos show wrath of 7.1 quake
- September 20, 2017

It also comes one week after a magnitude-8.1 quake struck off the southern coast of the country, killing at least 61 people. This is a developing story, so no firm reports yet on damage or injuries from Tuesday's quake. Mexican TV and social media showed cars crushed by debris. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers (four miles) west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla. (more...)
Is A Quarterback Change Coming For The San Francisco 49ers Is A Quarterback Change Coming For The San Francisco 49ers
- September 19, 2017

That makes him the one Seattle running back worthy of a fantasy start in the upcoming weeks. His interception was similar to the pick he threw in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers . If their was one complaint, it is with the 3rd down defense . A 56% conversion rate by an opposing offense makes it almost impossible to win a game. (more...)
Alabama, Clemson remain national title favorites; Michigan's chances fall Alabama, Clemson remain national title favorites; Michigan's chances fall
- September 19, 2017

The Sooners received the remaining first-place vote. Six ranked teams lost on Saturday, including four to unranked teams, shaking up the bottom of the Top 25. Alabama retained the top spot, with 45 of the 61 first-place votes. The Tigers themselves moved up a spot with the win, up to number 2 behind only top ranked Alabama. (more...)
Pak violates ceasefire in JK's Arnia Sector Pak violates ceasefire in JK's Arnia Sector
- September 18, 2017

Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling on Saturday evening across the global border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district and Indian forces retaliated, triggering heavy exchange of fire in the area, police said. Apart from mortars, Pakistan Army was also resorting to firing with heavy machine guns (HMGs), a BSF official said and added Indian troops gave a "befitting response" to the ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side. (more...)
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Immigration Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Immigration Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities
- September 17, 2017

A judge in San Francisco restricted a January executive order from Trump that threatened to block all federal funds to sanctuary cities - a catchall term generally used to describe jurisdictions that have some policy of noncooperation with federal immigration enforcement. (more...)